Domaine La Rouviole Minervois La Régence 2020

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Domaine La Rouviole Minervois La Régence 2020

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Syrah 70%, Grenache 30%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine La Rouviole

Tasting notes - A full-flavoured and perfumed wine showing notes of ripe cassis with elegant cedar and chocolate notes and a fine, velvety texture.

Domaine La Rouviole Minervois La Régence 2020

A full flavoured and perfumed wine showing ripe
blackcurrant fruit with mint and mocha notes and a fine,
smooth texture.
Producer Note
Domaine La Rouviole is located in the renowned Cru La Livinière area of Minervois, not
far from Carcassone in the Languedoc. For over 70 years, the estate has been in the
hands of the Léonor family. In 2020, the domain was acquired by M. et Mme Bour, who
plan to invest in the vineyard and cellar to further increase the quality of these lovely
terroir-driven wines. Franck Léonor remains as the winemaker, where he skilfully crafts
blends of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan from the finest and oldest plots on
the estate. The estate, which covers just over 40 hectare estate, includes vines,
garrigue and olive trees which flourish in the Mediterranean climate. Great care is
taken to hand-harvest the grapes at optimum ripeness and to express the terroir of the
area. The wines have been certified organic since the 2011 vintage.
2020 will be remembered for its changeable climate. The wet winter generously
replenished groundwater reserves, allowing budbreak to occur early. The warm, wet
spring was record breaking for high temperatures and rainfall, which in turn stimulated
intense growth, good foliage development and early flowering. The typically
Mediterranean summer, was hot and dry which allowed the vines to mature and the
fruit was harvested under good conditions.
The vineyard is located in the heart of the ‘Petit Causse’ terroir, in the Cru La Livinière
production area, which lies between Carcassonne, Béziers and Narbonne. The 30-year
old vines are grown on the hillside plots, on clay-limestone soil. The clay component
retains moisture and nourishes the vines through the warm, summers, while the
limestone imparts elegance to the resulting wines. The vineyard is orientated towards a
southern exposure, which captures exceptional sunshine, over 300 days per year,
which enables the grapes to reach excellent maturity and concentration. The
Mediterranean is less than 25 miles away, which influences the vines with cooling
oceanic breezes. The vines produce yields of 40 hectolitres per hectare. The vineyard is
surrounded by scrubland, with thyme, lavender, rosemary and almond, fig, cherry and
olive trees all contributing to the aromatic complexity of the wines. The vineyard is
managed using strict organic processes. The grapes are hand-harvested in September
at optimum levels of maturity and phenolic ripeness.
The grapes were destemmed and each variety was traditionally vinified. Fermentation
took place in stainless steel tanks lasting for two weeks. The wine was then aged for
one year in 300 litre French oak barrels in a combination of new, second and third use
barrels, with a proportion aged in stainless steel tank. The wines were then blended
before being prepared for bottling.
Tasting Note
A full-flavoured and perfumed wine showing notes of ripe cassis with elegant cedar and
chocolate notes and a fine, velvety texture.
Syrah 55%, Grenache 45%
Winemaker: Franck Leonor
Region: LanguedocRoussillon
Subregion: Minervois
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%

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